Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Applications are usually considered in gathered fields in line with each funding round. Decisions are usually made in time to meet the funding nomination deadlines in early December (Gates USA) or mid-late February (all other funding competitions). Applications received after the last funding deadline are considered on a rolling basis, providing that places are still available.
Months of entry
The aim of the course is to train musicians in the art of choral conducting; to instruct them in diverse aspects of the history and practice of choral music; to provide the technical skills required to work with historic repertoires and, for organists, to develop organ playing skills as both soloist and accompanist; to facilitate research into and performance of new or little-known choral repertoire; and to give students the experience of observing and working with the collegiate Chapel choirs.
Qualification and course duration
2 essays (compulsory) - 3,500 words each
1 extended essay (optional) - 7,000 words
editing project (optional) - typically the equivalent of a Renaissance mass, plus commentary and editorial notes of 1,000 words
1 choral conducting exam (compulsory) - 30 minutes
1 choral project, including recital (compulsory) - 25 minutes
1 keyboard exam; continuo or recital (optional) - 30 minutes
Course contact details
- +44 1223 337733